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“Tolkien” A Journey to Fellowship

May 10th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

It would be interesting to see how many teens and twenty-something’s will be going to see the film Tolkien that opens this weekend everywhere. Reason being, it’s the action/adventure audience that dominated the box office during the release of the Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit trilogy. The trailer for Tolkien tends to push the war with images of creatures from those two masterpieces and not the romance and friendships of the author, that’s the basis for 70 percent of the film. That said, it may just be a chance for that crowd to see a real masterwork without all the CGI violence. Read more…

‘The Hustle’ Con vs. Con

May 10th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

By John Delia Jr

In the world of the confidence game it is important to make sure that you never give away your cover to the trick. This involves months of strategic planning that covers all basis of the scheme that not only draws out the getaway, but includes the deception that never implicates you as the one who performed the task.
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“The White Crow” Dramatic and Heartfelt

May 9th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

A moving dramatic biography, The White Crow, opens this weekend and it’s not only a magnificent production, but a reminder of one of the most remarkable events in history. If you have heard of Rudolf Nureyev than you have a good idea of why he was a spark that helped to melt the cold war. If not then you are in for an enlightening of the extraordinary dancer’s challenging life. Read more…

“Sunset” A Period Piece Mystery

May 2nd, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

With a huge cast of fine actors, nice cinematography, amazing period costumes, perfect locations and dynamic direction the drama Sunset enters this weekend’s theatrical releases. Although a bit long and drawn out, the movie, laced with history that complements the storyline, becomes a showy drama that plays out seamlessly for lovers of mystery period pieces. Read more…

“Ask Dr. Ruth” Pertinent and Profound

May 1st, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

On a rare occasion a movie documentary will come along that compels, intrigues, inspires and entertains, and Ask Dr. Ruth fits the bill. A well thought out, directed and informative biography of one of the most iconic women who ever lived, the film can be expressed in one word, magnetic. And, it keeps on giving way beyond the comical overtones, deep Holocaust memories, to her devotion to helping people appreciate the captivation of sex. Read more…

“Avengers: Endgame” Teen View

April 27th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by Ian 

Before the movie started at a screening of all critics in Orlando, Florida, I set myself looking for a great new Marvel movie. But, it wasn’t just great, it was the best Marvel movie ever. From start to the amazing ending the movie is a jaw dropping cinematic triumph. Avengers: Endgame has the intensity drawn from all the past Marvels Avengers movies and then some. Read more…

“Avengers: Endgame” Will They Call it Quits?

April 26th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John M. Delia, Jr.

Prepare for a spectacular conclusion to the Avengers: Infinity War, which had left our heroes in a situation where they were feeling defeated. With half of the world’s population disintegrated by the mighty snap of Thanos, Earth’s people have to struggle. The Avengers: Endgame involves trying to pick up the pieces of the large amount of losses with which they now have to deal. With all of the original six Avengers still intact, but spread out all over the galaxy, they must find a way to pull together and have enough strength to find a way to rebuild our world. “It’s Do Or Die” and the clock is running. Read more…

“The Chaperone” An Alluring Period Piece

April 17th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

An alluring period piece, the biography/drama The Chaperone makes for good viewing for its target audience females 35 plus. It’s just a snippet on the seductive actress Louise Brooks with the real story going to her companion Norma Carlisle. The film has some of the best cinematography I’ve seen in a drama in recent past and combined with perfect retro costume, sets, locations and make-up the film’s a winner. Read more…

“Teen Spirit” Uplifting and Entertaining

April 16th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

A tribute to teen singers who have taken the plunge into a career that could bring them greatness, the film Teen Spirit is uplifting and entertaining. Directed at the teen crowd with the ladies being the target, the film certainly will be a big hit with them. But, don’t be surprised if it becomes a bit hit with the men and the 20 something market as well. I like Elle Fanning in this role and she nails the main character with every song and movement of her on the screen. Read more…

“Breakthrough” Teen View

April 16th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by Ian Delia, Teen Writer

A good time to praise the lord just as many others have in the movie Breakthrough. A beautiful true story of young John who fought for his life and the miracle brought through his belief Christ. This movie shows the amazing things you can be blessed with prayer and faith. Get ready to laugh and smile, but be prepared to cry your heart out with sweet tears. I suggest bringing tissues with you, bring a lot. Read more…